SCENTS TO HAVE is a section dedicated to a new (sometimes old) scents that I feel absolutely deserve a place in your perfume wardrobes, owing to the fact that they could either be extremely unique, ingenious, rare or a collector's dream.
Today we have Apsu by Ulrich Lang.
Described as "Minimalist, Directional, Clean and Inviting".
Apsu, was the name of god of fresh water from underground which was associated with mystical fertilising qualities Sumerian and Akkadian mythology. In the story, he was a primal being made of fresh water and a lover to another primal deity, Tiamat, who was a creature of salt water.
The story describes Apsu, the deity of fresh water and this made me keen to experience these mystical aspects in Lang's Apsu. I particularly love the piercing green nuances from violet leaf and cucumber-like accords, that glimmer with hints of flowers, but not the sweet kind. The fleshy nuances of jasmine combine with chilly iris, and water lily and round off the initial greenness. The scent is very aqueous and ozonic and barely progresses to the amber woodsy dry-down which is great for me since it never really loses its power.
This is the type of scent that can immediately transport you to another place within the blink of an eye or in this case your first sniff. I am reminded of a private beach, discovered after walking through a wet rain forest, just when the first rays of sun break open the sky....
Apsu is a scent that really compels one to form their own personal association and experience and so I urge you to try it, for the fact that I find Ulrich Lang fragrances to be so modern, minimalist and esoteric.
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